Operators & Caregivers

This section provides information of interest to licensed early learning and child care (ELCC) program operators and caregivers.

Specifically you will find:

  • Child Care Special Needs Resourcing lists how to access support when working with children with special needs.
  • ELCC Forums are the quarterly meetings held by Children's Services to share information and gather input.
  • Early Learning Program has information about the Province of Ontario's services and supports for children and families from birth to age 18. 
  • Funding is available to operators and caregivers, including wage subsidy, one-time funding and service agreements.
  • New Operator Information outlines what you need to know if you are opening a new licensed program or purchasing an existing program.
  • Nominations for Early Childhood Educator Awards : nominate an exceptional early childhood educator.
  • Professional Development information on opportunities available in our community.
  • Quality Initiatives is about getting involved in initiatives available in our community. A new vision for quality in Waterloo Region is under development. Watch for the launch in early 2017. 

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